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The game characters that appear on this page are only for the tropes that are associated to them in the anime. To avoid redundancy, the traits that appear in both works stay in the above character subpages.

Note that all of the episode numbers given are the original Japanese ones unless otherwise stated.


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Game characters in the anime

    Kirby 
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Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto, Amy Birnbaum (Certain lines in the English dub's earliest episodes)

"Poyo!"

A legendary Star Warrior who crash-lands in Dream Land in the first episode. Eventually, he becomes a well-renowned local hero that is the primary hope for the citizens of Dream Land to keep Dedede's monsters at bay.


Tropes associated with Kirby:

    King Dedede 
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The self-proclaimed king of Dream Land, with a huge castle, an army of Waddle Dees and his servant Escargoon at his disposal.


Tropes associated with King Dedede

    Meta Knight 
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Voiced by: Eric Stuart (EN), Atsushi Kisaichi (JP)

"I am a loyal servant of the king. Why would I help Kirby?"
A mysterious knight who claims to serve Dedede, but his true allegiances seem to fall elsewhere. He takes the role of Kirby's mentor, training him to fight against the monsters and to eventually defeat Nightmare.

Note: This space is only for the tropes that apply to Meta Knight in the anime only. All other traits go on the main Kirby character page.


Tropes associated with Meta Knight

    eNeMeE (Nightmare) 
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Voiced by: Andrew Rannells (EN), Banjo Ginga (JP)
"They are growing desperate. They'll realize I'll have them beaten. I was hoping they would be foolish enough to attack. So I've prepared a surprise for them."

The true Big Bad of the anime series, and owner of Nightmare Enterprises. In the past he's staged a full-scale war against a number of resistance movements, but for now, all he does is make the monsters that Dedede uses to 'get' Kirby.

Note: This space is only for the tropes that only apply to Nightmare in the anime. All other traits go on the main Kirby character page.


  • Achilles' Heel: As revealed in the finale of the anime, Nightmare's a living nightmare, meaning he can only be defeated in dreams; all else will harmlessly pass through his body as if it was just a small gust of air. Not to mention, his only weakness is the Star Rod, which Kirby can take control of and use against him by swallowing his own Warp Star. Of course, with his As Long as There Is Evil gig, Nightmare can't truly be destroyed forever so long as there's fear and nightmares in everyone's hearts (least in the Japanese version. It's implied that Kirby defeated him for good in the English dub since this line was removed).
  • Adaptational Badass: While he doesn't do much fighting, in the games he was just a Giant Space Flea from Nowhere whose only threat was spreading bad dreams, but here, he's a Physical God that poses a threat to the entire universe.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Nightmare was already a villain in the games, but the extent of his villainy was basically spreading bad dreams. Here, he threatens to conquer the entire universe, creates monsters to terrorize people for the hell of it, is implied to have murdered people in cold blood, and is generally far more sadistic than his game counterpart.
  • Adaptational Wimp: His game counterpart was the Final Boss who took repeated hits from the Star Rod to defeat. In this series, the Star Rod kills him in a single hit.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the game series, he really only appeared once (although the game in which he appeared later got remade), and was a relatively minor threat compared to many villains Kirby has faced (only wanting to spread bad dreams as opposed to, say, feeding off of the inhabitants of Popstar for all eternity or eradicating all organic beings in the multiverse, among others). Here's he's the Big Bad, and the direct cause of many minor bosses that in the games were unaffiliated with the main antagonist, with ambitions to conquer the universe.
  • Adapted Out: His Orb form is only present as cameos and he can't assume that form. His plot of invading the Fountain of Dreams to spread bad dreams is also written out.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has grey skin.
  • As Long as There Is Evil: He gives this kind of speech in the finale (at least in the original Japanese).
    "True to my name, I am but a dream that lives in your heart. Therefore, I am immortal. For as long as there is fear in your heart, I will someday return."
    • Subverted in the English dub. He's screaming in fear as he disappears into nothing.
  • Astral Checkerboard Decor: In his lair, complete with a few monsters that look like chess pieces.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the beginning of the Kirby 3D special when he and the NME Sales Guy are talking about Kirby:
    "Best-selling video games?! An animated series?! He's unstoppable!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He knows he's evil and relishes every second of it.
  • Classic Villain: Representing Ambition, Wrath, and Sloth, and quite possibly the Devil himself.
  • Contemplative Boss: He is rarely seen before the Series Finale, but whenever he appears before it, he is shown in this pose.
  • Cool Shades: Much like his game counterpart.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the owner of Nightmare Enterprises, an intergalactic Mega-Corp, and far and away the most evil character on the show.
  • Deader than Dead: Heavily implied in the 4Kids dub of all places. While the Japanese has him give a final speech about being immortal after he had already been reduced to nothing, the dub just has him screaming in agony while he's fading into nothing.
  • Dub Name Change: He's called "eNeMeE" in the 4Kids dub, but inconsistently called Nightmare in certain episodes.
  • Evil Is Petty: He and the NME Sales Guy divided the monster Fofa into two, then sold Fololo and Falala for twice the profit just to shortchange Dedede further.
  • Evil Laugh: Does this every time he's on screen.
  • Evil Overlord: He's the head of Night Mare Enterprises (NME)/Holy Nightmare Corporation and he plans to take over the universe.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He seems like a pretty cool and laid-back kind of guy at first glance. He created Night Mare Enterprises and sells monsters to customers, pretending to pass them off as useful everyday objects. He even prefers to amuse himself by watching Kirby fighting his monsters. Underneath all that, he's a total psychopath and even the little help his Demon Beasts provide is temporary as they are ultimately meant to turn on customers.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His teeth are serrated.
  • Final Boss: He serves as this for the finale when Kirby and the other characters arrive at his fortress.
  • For the Evulz: Pretty much his reason for doing anything, but one particular example was speeding up the comet Gerath to crash into Popstar.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Often in the English dub, his company's name (NightMare Enterprises) is abbreviated as 'NME'. It sounds like 'enemy' when read aloud.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He creates the monsters that make Kirby's life miserable, but he never fights him one-on-one until the finale. The closest thing to an active antagonist for Kirby is probably Dedede, although he doesn't have any real affiliation with Nightmare or his conquering campaign, other than ordering his monsters for his own selfish purposes an to destroy Kirby (which he does for his own sake rather than Nightmare's).
  • Karma Houdini: In spite of being defeated by Kirby, Nightmare doesn't really take it very hard and basically admits that as his namesake, he's basically a living dream and can never truly die. as long as fear exists he will one day return. In the dub, however, it's implied Kirby killed Nightmare for good as he lets out a blood curdling scream before the finishing blow and his speech is removed.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once Nightmare enters the scene indirectly or directly, things get deadly serious.
  • Lazy Bum: He embodies the Deadly Sin of Sloth really well, as in the anime, he prefers to spend his time in his chessboard-like lair and amuses himself with watching Kirby battle his monsters.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He's arrogant enough that his beliefs that Kirby won't be able to take him down won't change despite the huge amount of monsters he's easily taken down, but he immediately becomes frightened instantly when Kirby uses the Star Rod against him.
  • Mind Rape: Attempted with Kirby when the two meet in the realm of dreams in the series finale and backfires spectacularly.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In-universe he can induced nightmares and painful dreams on others. Obviously.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Relies entirely on his army of monsters to terrorize Dream Land, and if he's serious he sends a Destroya. When he does fight his ability in combat is unimpressive at least when facing the Star Rod, the first true opposition that didn't fail to harm him.
  • No-Sell: From Kirby's Fire ability to the Halberd's main cannon, anything he's attacked with passes harmlessly through him. That's because he's a living nightmare and can only be harmed in a dream and even then that's only when Kirby acquires the Star Rod.
  • Obviously Evil: He has a dark aura, giant demon horns, and an evil toothy grin. And he makes Evil Minions in the form of monsters that the NME Sales Guy, sells for him. His official title is even Emperor of Darkness.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Kirby gains the Star Rod, the perpetually smug and arrogant Nightmare practically soils himself as he realizes how screwed he is.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Aside from sending a meteor towards Cappy Town, he does absolutely nothing himself until the cast gets near his fortress. It's slightly justified since he'd already plowed through the major resistance he faced in his conquests and the biggest threat to him Kirby, could likely only prove to be a minor nuisance in a direct confrontation due to his young age, in addition to just finding the fights enjoyable.
  • Physical God: Is all but outright stated to be one. He's virtually immortal, cannot be destroyed by any means except the Star Rod, can create countless monsters with plethora of abilities, take control of other beings and turn them into monsters, and he has conquered entire planets.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: His Hammerspace cape is decked out with a perpetually-moving night sky that all attacks pass through harmlessly.
  • Shock and Awe: Can fire lightning from his hands.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Smug Smiler: Is never seen without that cocky grin.
  • Smug Super: Arrogant and condescending, but being a Physical God and all, he has every right to be smug.
  • The Sociopath: He's a chillingly realistic portrayal of psychopathy for such a light-hearted show. Beneath his charming facade, he's a smug, sadistic monster who will stop at nothing to take over the universe.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He believes that Kirby and the rest of the Star Warriors would be of little threat to him. He was wrong considering about the amount of monsters Kirby easily defeats, but his opinion of him did not improve. Then Kirby gets the Star Rod and he utterly crumbles.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The anime is a slice-of-life adventure series that is every bit as lighthearted and fun-loving as the mainstream games and doesn't have any real menacing villains aside from the occasional monster as King Dedede and Escargoon are bullies at worst. Once Nightmare takes center stage though, everything becomes much more serious.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Goes from cocky to terrified in a split second when Kirby gains the Star Rod. In the Japanese version, he does recompose himself after he's been killed, calmly giving a speech about how he will eventually return thanks to his nature as a living nightmare.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kidnaps Tiff in the finale to lure Kirby to his lair.
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    Knuckle Joe 
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Voiced By: Kevin Kolack (EN), Minami Takayama (JP)

A brash and impulsive kid who comes to Popstar seeking revenge against the Star Warrior that destroyed his father. Dedede and Escargoon take this as a chance to 'get' Kirby, and they tell him that Kirby's the Star Warrior that he's looking for.

note: He appears in the games as a regular enemy, and also as a helper character in Kirby Super Star. Being only a minor character in the games with no personality, he was given one in the anime, hence the reason why he's on the anime's character page instead of the main character page.


Tropes associated with Knuckle Joe:

  • Adaptational Badass: Knuckle Joes were just a generic enemy. Knuckle Joe in this series can fight on par with Fighter Kirby.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Knuckle Joe is an enemy in the games, but is an ally in this series.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His first appearance had him sport an extremely different palette from the games, with a purple face, arms, and legs, white hair, and a red outfit and shoes. Subverted from his second appearance onwards where he starts using his "Friend" appearance.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime gives him a personality and a backstory, which wasn't present in the Kirby games.
  • An Aesop: The moral of episode 19 can be summed up as "Don't let revenge consume you."
  • Anime Hair: He's got long spiky hair.
  • Badass Adorable: He's cute-looking but capable of giving even Kirby a beating.
  • Best Served Cold: Again, in Episode 19, attacked Kirby when he did NOTHING to him or his dad then got defeated eventually.
  • Broken Ace: His father was killed by a Star Warrior, who is revealed to be Meta Knight.
  • Broken Pedestal: His father briefly becomes this to him in Episode 19. After he learns that his love for his son led him to come back as a monster under Nightmare Enterprises, he curses his name, believing that he was trying to avenge a weakling.
  • Calling Your Attacks: In spades.
  • The Cameo: In the finale, along with Sirica.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His father's pendant contains the blueprints for a power-amplification device that helps him defeat Masher 2.0. The only way for it to fire is to put the pendant itself into the device, and after it's used, the pendant is destroyed.
  • The Corruption: In Episode 19, Joe turned into a spike monster while battling Kirby for the second timenote  and after Meta Knight told him Kirby has copied his Needle ability, Joe realizes what he has become, doesn't want to be a monster anymore, and gets defeated.
  • Cute Bruiser: Don't let his looks fool you, he's quite a skilled fighter.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father was corrupted by Nightmare and then killed by Meta Knight.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: He does this to the townspeople in Episode 19 when he goes to look for Kirby.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Actually pulls it off twice—He turns good at the end of episode 19 note , and then reappears in episode 40 as an employee of NME, convincing them to bring out their most powerful monster, ultimately siding with Kirby to defeat it after revealing himself to be a mole.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Discussed by Meta Knight—he gets carried away with revenge, and Nightmare takes advantage of this by turning him into a monster, like he did to his father.
    Meta Knight: "Anyone who abandons his reason, and lives only by hatred is a monster!"
  • Kamehame Hadoken: His Signature Moves, Vulcan Jab and Smash Punch.
  • Memetic Hand Gesture: Joe often rubs his nose with the side of his index finger, but there's no reason given as to why he always does this.
  • The Mole: Appears in episode 40 as Nightmare Enterprises' Monster Manager, sending wave after wave of them on Cappy Town, seemingly to exhaust Kirby so they could unleash Masher on him. In reality, it was to lure out what was presumed to be their strongest monster so he and Kirby could team up and beat it.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Like Sirica, he would rather punch through someone than try to reason with them.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • To Kirby in episode 19. It's what makes him realize that he was being controlled by Demonic Possession.
    • He does it again to Kirby in episode 40.
  • No Name Given: Joe's father.
  • Pointy Ears: The only humanoid character (along with his father) in the anime that's drawn with ears, which makes this even more unusual.
  • Power Glows: For some strange reason, this only happened in Episodes 19 and 40 when he flew.
  • Revenge Before Reason: After being led to believe that Kirby was the one who killed his father, Joe is quite shocked to find that he's just a kid. He almost realizes that Kirby's the wrong guy, but he's so fixated on revenge that he battles him anyway.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: To nearly everyone on sight after going to Popstar.
  • Shock and Awe: Electrocutes Tokkori in his first appearance.
  • Shoryuken: Rising Break, which also doubles as his Finishing Move.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: To the point of calling his own father a bastard in the original Japanese version. Though as mentioned above, how much of his Japanese dialogue you actually regard as swearing is up to the individual.
  • Spear Counterpart: To Sirica, although it helps that he comes first.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks a lot like his father.
  • You Killed My Father: Believed Kirby did this. It was really Meta Knight as a Mercy Kill.

    Chef Kawasaki 
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Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Maddie Blaustein (Original anime run, EN), Ted Lewis (Kirby 3D short, EN)
A local chef in Cappy Town, and one of the very few residents who isn't a Cappy. He dreams of being an amazing chef, but his cooking has an infamous reputation of being terrible.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Kawasaki in the games was a recurring mid-boss. This series made him into one of the heroes.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He lacks the fighting skills that his Mini-Boss game-self has.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the games, he made sparse appearances as a mid-boss and opponent in minigames for Kirby. In the anime his role is expanded with a backstory where he was taught by Chef Shiitake but struggles to make progress, and helping out Kirby by providing him with the Cook ability.
  • Broken Pedestal: Chef Shiitake serves as one for him when he finds out his old teacher uses an hallucinogenic extract to make his food taste amazing. It ends up rebuilt when Chef Shiitake reveals the extract was actually a souvenir for Kawasaki and while he has lost his reputation in the process, he's happy that his student has learnt something.
  • Cooking Duel: King Dedede orders a cooking contest between Kawasaki and his old friend Chef Nagoya with the prize being Kawasaki's restaurant, with Nagoya undoubtedly being the better chef. He realises though that Kawasaki is being sabotaged and refuses to overtake the restaurant.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: The episodes The Hot Shot Chef, Ultimate Iron Man: Cook Oosoka, Pupil Showdown! Cook Nagoya, and Turning! Revolving Sushi put extra focus on him.
  • Depending on the Writer: How dreadful his cooking varies with each episode. Some episodes suggests his cooking is merely mediocre, while in others it's downright atrocious.
  • Hypocrite: Played for Laughs in "Dedede's Raw Deal" in which he remarks that sushi has a long and proud history, is an art and anyone using a robot to make them is selling out for profit... which he then immediately proceeds to use.
  • Lethal Chef: Chef Kawasaki has a reputation for being a very bad cook in Cappy Town. Different episodes suggest it's a combination of not following the recipes, ordering lackluster ingredients, having poor hygiene practices, and being too experimental. Special mention goes to the Toxic Atomic Curry he invented, which is literally lethal. It's so hot even for Kirby, and Kirby can eat fire.
    • The exception to this is the space food Kawasaki creates while on the Halberd in Episode 99 "Combat Kirby" which is somehow far better than his usual fare.
    • Other than Kirby, the only other characters who are genuinely shown to like Kawasaki's food are Commander Vee and Sir Gallant.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In "The Big Taste Test", desperate to impress his teacher Chef Shiitake actually a monster in disguise and tricked into thinking that Kirby is made of a highly delectable ingredient known as Zebon, he tries to cook Kirby but fortunately breaks down before he can finish.
  • Only Shop in Town: Despite his terrible cooking, he still gets customers solely because his restaurant is the only one in Cappy Town. Naturally when new competition pops up such as in "The Hot Shot Chef", his business plummets.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Finale, he helped with the final battle by setting up dynamite in Nightmare's Fortress alongside Kit Cosmos, effectively destroying it for good.

    Fololo (Lololo) and Falala (Lalala) 
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Voiced by: Chiro Kanzaki (Lololo, JP), Madoka Akita (Lalala, JP), Tara Jayne (Both of them, EN)
Tiff and Tuff's friends who reside at Dedede's castle with their family.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: One episode revealed that they were originally a single monster named Fofa (Lola), who got split in half by Slice n' Splice for having a useless ability and not wanting to fight.
  • Adaptational Heroism: They were Dual Bosses in the games. Here they're allies of Kirby.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: They have the ability to fly, which they don't in the games.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Remember when both of them were able to fire long-ranged ovular projectiles and imprison enemies in eggs? Too bad neither of them lack this power in the anime.
  • The Dividual: They're rarely seen apart and would never split up, even under direct order from King Dedede. The one time that they are seen apart is when they split up to hide Kirby from Slice n' Splice, King Dedede and Escargoon, who are chasing them around Castle Dedede, after Kirby was split in two by the monster.
  • Dub Name Change: Lololo and Lalala to Fololo and Falala.
  • No Mouth: Like the Waddle Dees, but they can talk.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Falala is pink and female, Fololo is blue and male.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Falala wears a yellow bow.

    Sword Knight and Blade Knight 
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Voiced by: Hikaru Tokita (Sword Knight, JP), Chiro Kanzaki (Blade Knight, JP), Eric Stuart (Both of them, EN)
Meta Knight's subordinates. They don't do much except for reinforcing Meta Knight's combat commentary.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Generic enemies in the games, allies in the anime.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the game they're just regular enemies, but in the anime they're given more depth and are made servants of Meta Knight. This carries over to Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Mass Attack as well as the Light Novels.
  • Badass Cape: Sword used to wear one in the time before he met Meta Knight.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason behind why they chose to follow Meta Knight. He saved their life in the past, even though they tried to rob him a few moments before.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Right where you would least expect it! During the big war against Nightmare's monsters, they became bandits to survive. They are deeply ashamed of their past.
  • A Day in the Limelight: See episode 26 of the original (and to an extent, the former half of episode 82).
  • Knight, Knave, and Squire: Both of them are said to be knights, but in technicality, they're knaves.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: In the English dub, Blade speaks with such a heavy Scottish accent that his dialogue is mostly incomprehensible, save for some keywords and names. However, the other characters on the show understand him just fine.
  • Mugging the Monster: Subverted. During their first encounter with Meta Knight they intend to rob him, but they're interrupted by Wolfwrath.
  • Mythology Gag: In the flashback, Sword and Blade are seen wielding a mace and an axe respectively, which many fans believe to be a Shout-Out to Mace Knight and Axe Knight from the games, as they were part of the Halberd's bridge crew in Kirby Super Star.
  • Satellite Character: Whenever they show up, it's usually because it has something to do with Meta Knight. This could be justified because it's revealed in the finale that most of their time was spent building the Halberd in preparation for the Final Battle.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In the absence of the game's Meta Knights, Sword and Blade fill in their roles as Meta Knight's subordinates and crew of the Halberd.
  • They Call Him "Sword": Both of them.
  • Those Two Guys: Complete with a Lower-Deck Episode.

    Dyna Blade 
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A giant bird that has a nest on a mountain far away from Cappy Town. According to legend, she appears once a century to lay eggs and nurture the chicks until they grow up. Kirby, King Dedede, and the other residents of Cappy Town cross paths with her several times during the series.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Played with. In some of her appearances, Dyna Blade attacks Kirby, but only because she's trying to protect the chick. She also attacked King Dedede when he tried to eat the chick when he had been driven insane by starvation.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Subverted. Although she is still big enough to carry King Dedede and Escargoon, she is not as big as she was in the games.
  • Gentle Giant: When she isn't provoked or looking for food, she's actually quite friendly.
  • Giant Flyer: She is a giant bird.
  • Mama Bear: Do NOT try to turn her chick into a monster or try to eat it. King Dedede and Escargoon found this out the hard way.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: She will only attack you if you threaten her chick, or if she's looking for food.

    Masher 
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One of Nightmare Enterprises' biggest and strongest monsters. Initially bought by Knuckle Joe to attack Kirby after he had exhausted himself from inhaling the smaller monsters, it was later revealed that he bought it so he and Kirby could take it down. It was later revived as a souped-up version of itself.

First appearance: Episode 40

Tropes associated with Masher:
  • Adaptational Badass: Masher was a generic enemy in the games. In this series, Masher is a unique, giant monster that Knuckle Joe would only go after with Kirby's help. When it was rebuilt it was The Juggernaut.
  • Back from the Dead: It returns, rebuilt as Masher 2.0, in Episode 65, making it one of the few named monsters to have more than one episode appearance (the other being Noddy).
  • Black Knight: Its overall appearance gives off the impression of a knight and it is one of the strongest monsters. Its 2.0 form's appearance takes on an even more demonic look.
  • Came Back Strong: When rebuilt as Masher 2.0, it was too strong for Knuckle Joe and he had to run rather than fighting it.
  • Dub Name Change: Masher's 2.0 form is called Powered Masher in the original Japanese version.
  • Epic Flail: As with its appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2, its weapon is a flail.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Its 2.0 form has demonic wings built into it, which it can spread as a means of taking flight.
  • The Juggernaut: As Masher 2.0. Knuckle Joe couldn't scratch it and even with Kirby's help he couldn't slow it down.
  • Killer Robot: This mechanical monstrosity modeled after a knight is one of Nightmare's strongest monsters. Nightmare even brings it Back from the Dead in Episode 65, and it goes on the hunt for Knuckle Joe to get revenge on him for tag-teaming with Kirby against and destroying it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Masher was already a decent threat and as intimidating as the other weekly monsters in its debut episode, but even then, it has been remembered for being one of the few monsters that actually came really close to assassinating poor Kirby. When it later gets rebuilt, its 2.0 form poses an even more serious threat than its regular form and most of the other monsters.
  • Mighty Glacier: It moves very slowly and it can cause a lot of hurt when it smacks an opponent. It's also very durable. Its 2.0 form has been upgraded so that it doesn't even flinch until Knuckle Joe uses the beam provided by his father's locket to finish it off.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Not only did it get rebuilt even more powerful than it already was, its 2.0 form even receives a pair of demonic wings with a jetpack attached that make it look even more terrifying and intimidating.
  • Spectacular Spinning: It can spin rapidly while flying to strike its opponent.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Its 2.0 form can fire one from the orb on its chest. It takes one fired from Knuckle Joe's father's pendant to overpower Masher's and destroy it again.
  • The Worf Effect: Masher smacks Meta Knight with its flail in its first episode appearance when the latter leaps in to protect Kirby.

    Waddle Doo and the Waddle Dees 
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Waddle Doo is voiced by: Yūko Mizutani (JP), Maddie Blaustein (EN)

King Dedede's loyal guards and servants. The Waddle Dees were a nomadic race that swear loyalty to those who show them hospitality. A lone Waddle Doo serves as the captain of the guard.


  • Accent Adaptation: The 4Kids dub gives Waddle Doo a Brooklyn accent.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Waddle Doo does not use his Beam ability, instead he's armed with a sword.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: A multitude of them working for King Dedede.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: They rebelled in "Hunger Struck" when King Dedede had been starving them for the sake of profit.
  • Big Eater: They possess a similar appetite to Kirby. Unlike Kirby however, they'll stop eating once they're full.
  • Blade on a Stick: This is the first time the Waddle Dees are armed with spears, which started to appear in the games since.
  • Cute Mute: An entire battalion of them with the exception of Waddle Doo. Although it's stated that they do speak an unintelligible language, and they are capable of giggling.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Pink-Collar Blues", "Waddle While you Work", and "Hunger Struck".
  • A Father to His Men: Waddle Doo cares a lot for the Waddle Dees and acts as a voice for them.
  • Happiness in Slavery: They will serve whoever shows them kindness. They don't mind being leased to the villagers when Tiff expresses her concern.
  • No Mouth: Lampshaded by Dedede and Escargoon who wonder how the Waddle Dees actually eat without a mouth. It turns out that they absorb food through their skin where a mouth would normally be.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Waddle Doo and the Waddle Dees hold no resentment to Kirby when they're not ordered to fight or otherwise hinder him by King Dedede.
  • Undying Loyalty: While King Dedede may not be the best boss, the Waddle Dees still care for and aide their ruler when they can.
  • Vocal Dissonance: While the Japanese version gives the short and cute Waddle Doo an appropriately high-pitched voice, the English dub instead goes with a gruff Brooklyn accent.

    Whispy Woods 
Voiced by: Osamu Hosoi (JP), Dan Green (EN)

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  • Adaptational Badass: As the first boss in almost every game, he is usually easy to beat. In the anime, he is a legitimate threat to anyone who is a danger to his forest and has done more than enough to prove his title as the king of said forest.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Is an ally to Kirby in this show as opposed to the games.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While his apples still pack a punch and his roots are still as dangerous as can be, he can no longer create winds. In addition (as he says in the Japanese version), if too many apples cover the ground in his area, he cannot grow his roots from them.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: He worked for King Dedede in games like Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby's Adventure, but in this anime, Dedede wants to chop down his entire forest in order to build his private country club.
  • Back from the Dead: Dedede chops him down in his debut episode, but thanks to Kirby finding the apple that contains his life force, he's back none the worse for wear.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that implies harm or racism towards his forest is enough to provoke him to attack you.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Whispy becomes infatuated with a flower named Lovely and vows to protect her. Unfortunately, she turns out to have become a monster who is draining Whispy's energy repeatedly. When Tiff, Tuff and Kirby try to warn him, he tries trapping them instead and even when shown evidence of how Dedede is behind this, he still doesn't want Lovely to get hurt.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts this on Dedede and Escargoon in episode 69, using his roots to tie them up as the forest was on fire.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Dedede manipulates him in episode 5 and episode 27.
  • Wise Tree: Certainly wiser than his game counterpart.

    Kabu 
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Voiced by: Jim Napolitano (EN), Nobuo Tobita (JP)

  • Adaptational Badass: He's a lot bigger than his video game counterpart, towering over almost everyone. There's also his all-knowingness, of course.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the games, he's one of the recurring enemies. Here, he's an ally.
  • Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moai: He resembles one.
  • The Omniscient: He seems to know all. Though there are a few things he himself doesn't knows for certainty, such as whether or not Kirby is the monster that Nightmare created but failed to make obedient.
  • Sapient House: He's a shelter acting as a hospital for Warp Stars and wounded Star Warriors.
  • Wise Tree: Downplayed. While he looks like a tree, he's really more of a rock. The wisdom part definitely holds true, though.

Anime-only characters

    Tiff (Fumu) 
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Voiced by: Kerry Williams (EN), Sayuri Yoshida (JP), Deborah Morese (IT)
Probably the only person in Dream Land who's openly critical and skeptical of King Dedede and his schemes. Because she loves and cares for Kirby, she's the one to guide him on his way to becoming a full-fledged Star Warrior.

Tropes associated with Tiff:

  • Arch-Enemy: King Dedede, since Kirby is too young and too much of an All-Loving Hero to really show as much resentment to his evil deeds as his game counterpart. All that has been passed on to the other main characters after Kirby, with almost no moment of Dedede's schemes going by without her freaking out over it.
  • Badass Bookworm: She enjoys reading books.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Disrespecting the environment is a reliable way to bring out her sharp temper and one of the reasons why she butts heads with the reckless Dedede a lot. Her temper is enough to make the Cappies try and avoid her when they end up screwing the environment (like dumping trash into the woods and fleeing when they get caught.)
    • When the anime-based episode had her redrawn to be a bit more... er... risque, she doesn't take it well at all.
  • Big Sister Mentor: She's tried to play this role toward the other children of Dream Land (though mainly Kirby and Tuff) with mixed success (generally Depending on the Writer).
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Kirby, suck it up!" (EN) / "Kirby! Inhale it!" (JP)
    • "Kabu, send the Warp Star!" (EN) / "Come, Warp Star!" (JP)
  • Crack Pairing: In-Universe—one episode involves a fish falling in love with her.
  • Damsel in Distress: A lot of the monsters take her captive, which motivates Kirby even more to defeat them. Nightmare also captures her and takes her to his lair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, she was shown to be this.
  • Dub Name Change: Fumu to Tiff.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to her brother's foolish. She likes reading books and is quite intelligent.
  • Granola Girl: She cares deeply for the environment, to the point ruining it is her Berserk Button.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She's a nice girl, but she can get rather easily irritable. Lampshaded in the English dub.
    "Yeah, I'm short alright...AND SO'S MY TEMPER!!!"
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: Sort of, since Kirby is an infant she has to tell him when to inhale something. She is also the only one who can summon Kirby's Warp Star. Kirby can pretty much take it from there, though.
  • Not so Above It All: Properly Paranoid as she is, she is sometimes prone to fall for Dedede's tricks like everybody else.
  • Only Sane Woman: Even more so than Meta Knight, who'll make light of situations. It often allows her to help expose Dedede's schemes.
  • Parental Substitute: To Kirby.
  • Power of Love: The reason she can control the Warp Star is because she truly loves and cares for Kirby.
  • Properly Paranoid: Some episodes have her fretting over the event being a trap, like the nightmare-inducing pillows, the figures that turned into monsters later, the TV-Network Dedede made which was later used to brainwash people into attacking Kirby... she's usually right when it comes to these sort of shenanigans.
  • Secret-Keeper: In episode 4, she learns from Meta Knight about NME and Kirby's (supposed) origin. As pointed out in the English-dubbed episode 14, she and Meta Knight are the only ones who know the whole deal with Kirby and the monster attacks.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: While Kirby is still the lead protagonist and the hero of Dream Land, a lot of Tiff's antics in regards to protecting the environment, catching criminals, and what have you take up a good chunk of the show... to an extent.
  • Teach Me How To Fight: In episode 67 he asks Meta Knight to help her defend herself against the bullies of the school and boy, she sure pulls up a fight! True she regrets it later, because she learns a teacher should work out problems with her mind instead of her fists (though given the bullies were monsters, literally, a case of exception is made.
  • Technical Pacifist: Her responses to violence vary according to the demands of the plot.
    • In some episodes, she completely avoids violence and pep-talks people out of it.
    • In episode 67, she asks Meta Knight to train her in martial arts because she got bullied at school, and uses her training to teach the bullies a lesson. She doesn't even really attack them directly, instead tricking them into taking themselves out by dodging their attacks.
    • In episode 89, she chases down Biggy, Boney and Sleepy with a hammer because of her portrayal in their anime "The Tiff Show".
  • The Smart Girl: She's probably the only person in the village who reads a lot. Even the adults often turn to her for advice on what to do in some situations.
  • Soapbox Sadie: Often calls out to the citizens or protest against Dedede's actions to varying effect.
  • Theme Twin Naming: In the English dub.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Quite easily the most optimistic character in the entire cast (next to Kirby himself)

    Tuff (Bun) 
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Voiced by: Kayzie Rogers (EN), Rika Komatsu (JP)
Tiff's younger brother. A bit of a brat sometimes, but he too likes Kirby, and helps his sister out in taking care of him...on most occasions.

Tropes associated with Tuff:

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He's pretty hot-headed, impulsive and a bit bratty, which annoys his sister.
  • Berserk Button: While not to the extent of Tiff, he also doesn't like it when nature is messed with and usually accompanies his sister in protecting the land, including spying when the Cappies try dumping their trash into Whispy Woods.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He acts like quite the brat sometimes.
  • Dub Name Change: Bun to Tuff.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: You never see his eyes, not even once.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to his sister's responsible. He isn’t too bright and tends to act before thinking.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently able to drive a piece of construction equipment into the Ice Dragon Robot in episode 28.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be an impulsive fool, but he's still a good person at heart and is usually at his sister's side to help her out while also protecting Kirby.
  • Meaningful Name: His English name likely comes from his typical "little boy who's trying to act tough" attitude.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In Episode 18, he nearly sends Kirby into an eternal sleep by falling for Dedede's trap of having Kirby inhale a Noddy. Also, in episode 96, he accidentally let it slip where the Warp Star was located.
  • Theme Twin Naming: In the English dub, despite the fact that he and Tiff aren't twins.
  • Totally Radical: Some of his lines in the original.

    Lady Like (Memu) 
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Voiced by: Kayzie Rogers (EN), Yuko Mizutani (JP)
The mother of Tiff and Tuff. She's almost as suspicious towards King Dedede as her daughter, but is still fooled by him a few times.

Tropes associated with Lady Like:

  • Accent Adaptation: She has a French accent in the English dub.
  • Adults Are Useless: She and the Minister aren't really much help in drastic situations.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She tends to backtalk to Dedede while retaining her lady-like composure.
  • Drama Queen: Has shades of this. She has a habit of overdramatically fainting.
  • Good Parents: She and her husband are both caring parents to Tiff and Tuff.

    Sir Ebrum (Parm) 
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Voiced by: David Lapkin (EN), Takashi Nagasako (JP)
The father of Tiff and Tuff and Cabinet Minister of Dream Land. He always freaks out when his wife or children question King Dedede.

Tropes associated with Sir Ebrum:

  • Accent Adaptation: Has a British accent in the English dub. Then again, he does seem like the type who would have such an accent, high class and all.
  • Adults Are Useless: He and Lady Like aren't really much help in drastic situations.
  • Bumbling Dad: Lampshaded in the English dub.
    Tiff: Dad, if you watch this junk, it'll rot away your brain cells!
    Sir Ebrum: Well, I haven't been using my brain cells very much anyway.
  • Good Parents: He and his wife are both caring parents to Tiff and Tuff.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Much like Meta Knight, when it comes to serving King Dedede, we don't see him do his job very much.
  • Punny Name: His English name is a play on the word cerebrum, the part of the brain that is responsible for voluntary actions in people and most animals.

    Escargoon (Escargon) 
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Voiced by: Ted Lewis (EN), Naoki Tatsuta (JP)
King Dedede's Right-hand man. He generally doesn't like Nightmare Enterprises, but he goes along with Dedede's schemes anyway.

Tropes associated with Escargoon:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Much like Seto Kaiba and Gary Oak, in the dub, he's almost as cruel as Dedede, and provides insults and Card-Carrying Villain quips by the barrel load. The original edit by comparison gave him far more Affably Evil mannerisms, preferring far more subtle sarcasm.
  • Ambiguously Gay: A lot of his interactions and words with Dedede could be seen as this. In the original Japanese version he outright states he loves Dedede. The English dub giving him a voice similar to that of the famously gay Paul Lynde only adds fuel to the fire.
  • Amusing Injuries: He's often subject to King Dedede's abuse.
  • Butt-Monkey: Shares his Bad Luck with Dedede.
  • Canon Immigrant: Has a cameo in the Kirby Master sub-game of Kirby Mass Attack as part of Dedede's entourage during an attack.
  • Catchphrase: In the original, every time he takes a drive to Cappy Town, expect him to say the phrase "stupid commoners!".
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first few episodes of the original, he was referred to as 'Dr. Escargon', possibly implying that the producers were going to make him off to be a sophisticated guy rather than just Dedede's lackey. Shades of this characterization do come back when he develops robots, vehicles, and even a NME-equivalent injection that turns ordinary creatures into monsters. See Mad Scientist below.
  • Cool Car: He's Dedede's chauffeur, first in a military jeep with a tank cannon (making Dedede look like some kind of Third World dictator...) and later in a much snazzier big old fashioned limousine.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly in the dub, which fits the Paul Lynde allusion.
  • The Dragon: To King Dedede.
  • Dub Name Change: Escargon to Escargoon. His dub name is actually a Portmanteau of the words 'Escargot' and 'goon', fitting enough.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite what a jerk he can be sometimes, he loves his mother dearly, even enough to have the entire kingdom pretend he was the king for the sake of not disappointing her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He will put up with a lot of crap from Dedede, but in episode 42 when in the face of The End of the World as We Know It and everyone is confessing their darkest sins, and Dedede feels he never did anything wrong, Escargoon is disgusted with him.
  • Evil Duo: He forms one with King Dedede, being the more level-headed and sarcastic counterpart to the bombastic and childish King.
  • Furry Confusion: In a scene where Dedede makes escargot in front of him. He refuses to eat it, stating that it would be cannibalism if he did so.
  • Gratuitous English: A lot of it in the original, especially in the later episodes.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: A large amount with King Dedede. Episodes 55 and 88 are some of the strongest examples. In the former episode, it's made pretty clear how he feels for the king.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Regularly takes plenty of physical abuse and punishment from King Dedede, being pretty much a punching bag.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: There are times when he can be quite a Jerkass to the citizens of Dream Land, to the point of threatening the death penalty to passerby in the original. But he mostly acts like this to gain Dedede's favor, and is not a bad person at heart.
  • Mad Scientist: In episode 78, he builds a robot in his likeness to work for Dedede in his place, and goes insane because he stays up for nights on end to fix the damage inflicted on the robot by Dedede. Near the beginning of the anime, he was called Dr. Escargon in the original Japanese, and depicted as the Foil of Dedede's convention of ordering monsters, preferring to build things by himself instead of spending money to order monsters (thus making them fall into debt). Towards the end he becomes just as reliant on the monsters.
  • Momma's Boy: As mentioned in Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas above, he's very close to his mother.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His English voice was clearly based on Paul Lynde.
  • Shy Shelled Animal: He is a total Sycophantic Servant who kisses up to Dedede, and is terrified of his wrath.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Is nearly identical in appearance to his mother. Even Meta Knight was amused by this.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, he uses "degesu" (a form of "desu") at the end of his sentences.
  • Villain Protagonist: Just like Dedede, there were a certain number of episodes that focused on him, such as when he pretended to be king to please his mother, or when everyone forgot who he was.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: In "Sweet and Sour Puss", he was the only one feeling this way about King Dedede when he's turned nice by Togeira.

    NME Sales Guy (Customer Service) 
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Voiced by: Dan Green (EN), Banjo Ginga (JP)

The front salesman for NightMare Enterprises, that sells monsters to customers such as Dedede. He's not quite as tall as he seems.


Tropes associated with the NME Sales Guy:

  • Affably Evil: He's so charming and funny at times, that it's easy to forget that he wants Kirby dead, like Nightmare. Enough that he was the MC for the Kirby Quiz Challenge episode.
  • Berserk Button: Being told he's bad at his job; this pretty much ensures that he'll rip someone off even worse than he may have originally intended to.
  • Big Little Man: He's only seen from the waist up in almost all of his appearances. When he's finally met in person in the series finale, it's revealed he's actually incredibly short.
  • The Cameo: Appears in the game over screen in the "Strato Patrol EOS" sub-game of Kirby Mass Attack. Considering Nightmare is the boss of that sub-game, the cameo makes sense.
  • Chair Reveal:
    • Played for laughs. When Dedede meets him for the first time face-to-face, the salesguy turns his chair around and reveals that he doesn't have human legs, just a pair of stubby feet similar to the other characters. Up until this point, CS was only seen from the waist up.
    • Subverted in that he actually did appear to show his full body in a previous episode, "The Kirby Quiz". However, he was shown wearing a Japanese robe, and this outfit made him appear to be sitting on his knees, but what looked like his knees were actually the tips of his feet.
  • The Confidant: To Nightmare.
  • Dub Name Change: From Customer Service to the NME Sales Guy (which is not mentioned in the series itself).
  • The Dragon: To his boss, Nightmare.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In the original, although the NME Sales Guy may or may not be his actual name.
  • Evil Laugh: Near the end of the series, he starts doing this more and more frequently.
  • Friend in the Black Market: Sometimes has shades of this, usually when there's an outside threat that would disrupt him being able to still sell monsters to Dedede. He will of course still charge an arm and a leg even if he is kind of helping out, though.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Already present in the original and played tremendously in the English dub, especially with his interactions with Dedede and Escargoon. Given just how much he keeps hustling and ripping of Dedede, this works quite well as a source of laughs.
  • Keigo: In the original however, he's rather polite indeed; he's the most formal with Nightmare, less so with Dedede and Escargoon. He's the least polite with underlings in the company.
  • Large Ham: He loves having an audience, and is at his loudest and most energetic when in front of a huge crowd. For example, the quiz show, and the second Dedede Race.
  • Oh, Crap!: He gets one in the finale when Chief Bookem informs him and King Dedede that Kirby has defeated Nightmare and that his space fortress is about to be destroyed, and he makes a run for it. In the original Japanese version, if you listen closely, you can hear him screaming as the fortress explodes, possibly implying that he died in the explosion.
  • Token Human: Until we find out that he's actually just as short as everyone else!
  • Uncertain Doom: After Nightmare's space fortress is destroyed, nothing is seen of the NME Sales Guy again and when Dedede and Escargon try to contact him, they get blank static from where he'd usually be. In the Japanese original, you can hear him screaming as it explodes, whether he went down with the ship, or escaped but experienced a Villainous Breakdown isn't made clear.

    Tokkori 
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Voiced by: Kevin Kolack (EN), Fujiko Takimoto (JP)
A selfish, somewhat whiny and cowardly bird that tried getting rid of Kirby after he accidentally crashed into Tokkori's tree before later stealing Kirby's house and becoming Kirby's roommate.

Tropes associated with Tokkori:

  • Dirty Coward: Has a tendency to hide behind Kirby and berate him what he's not immediately taking action to fight whatever he's got to fight.
  • Drama Queen: If the very rare chance that Lady Like isn't playing this role, it's him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He first appeared at the beginning of the first episode.
  • Feathered Fiend: He's one rude bird alright, stealing Kirby's house because Kirby doesn't know that his house doesn't actually belong to Tokkori from the start, much to Kirby's naivety.
  • Hate Sink: He's just the kind of bird who tends to be dickish to other characters just for the heck of it, and his cowardice knows no bounds when he hides behind Kirby.
  • Jerkass: He not only sabotages Kirby's efforts to find a home in Episode 2, he also moves himself into the home built for Kirby and makes Kirby do menial chores like making his bed for him. He also told Kirby that nobody wants to play with him because nobody likes him and he even tried to get rid of Kirby. In other words, he got called out by Tiff and Tuff for getting rid of Kirby by forcing him to leave. He does eventually get better though.
  • Jerkass Realization: In Episode 51, he realizes that he was selfish to Kirby and felt bad for getting rid of him by forcing him to leave. So, he tries to get Kirby back afterwards.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be selfish and assholish to Kirby and others but he will help them out if he needs to.
    • For instance, in Episode 84, he opens the door to Kirby so he can escape from the Mumbies... or, so he can sleep in quiet.
  • Kick the Dog: He outright tells a distressed Kirby that everyone hates him and would be happier without him in an attempt to drive him away. He gets his wish when Kirby runs away as a result, only to be harshly told off by Tiff for his pettiness and orders him to find Kirby when she and Tuff confront him.
  • Leitmotif: In the English dub, he gets a country-esque Fiddle theme whenever he speaks.
  • The Nicknamer: Often calls Kirby "Junior", at least in the English dub.
  • Smug Snake: He thinks he's better than everyone else, but in truth, he's just an annoyingly overconfident jerkass whose arrogance annoys both other characters and the audience.
  • The Nicknamer: Tends to call Kirby by a variety of names including 'Gumball', 'Goofball', 'Pinkie', 'Junior' and more.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He became much nicer to Kirby as the series went on.

    Sirica (Silica) 
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Voiced by: Veronica Taylor (EN), Tomoe Hanba (JP)
Comes to Popstar seeking revenge against Meta Knight.

First appearance: Episode 60

Tropes associated with Silica:

  • Action Girl: Unlike Tiff, who is usually the one to stand back and call for Kirby's Warp Star, Silica is pretty tough, and can fight Meta Knight to a standstill.
  • Little Miss Badass: As Tiff, the prominent girl in the series, always has to be rescued by someone, Sirica stands out for being able to fight back.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother Garlude died to ensure that her comrade Meta Knight would obtain the sword.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Instead of arriving at Popstar solely to focus on killing Meta Knight, she attacks Dedede and Escargoon (neither of whom had anything to do with her mother's death), follows them straight to the former's castle, and attempts to kill all of Dedede's guards (who were summoned because of her unnecessary aggression toward him) before reaching Meta Knight.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She went on one against Meta Knight that would have made The Bride proud.
  • So Proud of You: At the end of episode 60, in the Japanese version Meta Knight tells her that she's surpassed her mother in skill. The English dub leans more towards "Your mother would have been proud."
  • Spell My Name with an S: See Dub Name Change above.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To her mother.
  • Swiss-Army Gun: Wields a five-in-one sword/grappling hook/flamethrower/missile launcher/machine gun manufactured by NME.
  • Unnamed Parent: Averted, as her mother is the only backstory character to have an official name (Garlude).
  • You Killed My Father: A rare Gender Flipped example. Initially, she blames Meta Knight for doing this, but it turns out that her mother pulled off a Heroic Sacrifice to save Meta Knight's life.

    Knuckle Joe's Father 
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Meta Knight's close friend and fellow Star Warrior from the Galaxy Soldier Army during the initial conflict with Nightmare.

First appearance: Episode 19

Tropes associated with Knuckle Joe's father:

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has purple skin like his son had in his debut episode.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Nightmare possessed him and turned him into a monster, forcing Meta Knight to kill him when he couldn't be turned back.
  • Canon Foreigner: Created for the anime and has no game counterpart.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His pendant, which was eventually passed down to Joe, serving as his Tragic Keepsake before Joe used the power-amplification device to defeat Masher 2.0 and intentionally destroyed it during the battle.
  • Disappeared Dad: Implied, but it was bound to happen. When he was still alive and off fighting monsters somewhere, Joe would've definitely been without his father for a time.
  • Dying as Yourself: He only gained back his senses once Meta Knight dealt him a mortal blow during their duel.
  • Hero of Another Story:
    • A ''very'' different story, much like Meta Knight. Meta Knight mentioned in the original that on top of being a Star Warrior, he was a well-respected member of the GSA, and many soldiers looked up to him as a leader and a mentor.
    • Although he never had a single line of dialogue and only appeared in 3 episodes (one of them in only a flashback note , the second appearance less than a minute long in total note , and the third in a blink-and-miss cameo note ), we're given enough canon about him through the words of other characters to put together a tropeable, rough understanding as to what he actually did.
  • Only Friend: To Meta Knight. And this is counting both continuities, the games and the anime.
  • Posthumous Character: Long dead by the events of the story, he still looms large over both Knuckle Joe and Meta Knight.
  • Unnamed Parent: As much as he's referred to throughout the course of the story, Joe's father was never given an official name.

    Garlude 
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A noble female warrior and member of the Galaxy Soldier Army who is Sirica's mother and sacrificed her life to help Meta Knight recover Galaxia.

First appearance: Episode 60

Tropes associated with Garlude:

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has lavender skin.
  • Canon Foreigner: No counterpart in the games, she was created for the anime.
  • Dead-Hand Shot: When Sirica does a flashback to when Meta Knight and Garlude recovered Galaxia, and she tells the story in her mind believing Meta Knight to have abandoned her, we see Garlude do this not long after Meta Knight leaves in said false vision.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Hers was caused by the legendary beast Kirisakin, no less, making it the only one actually shown to have done so to someone.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The mission to retrieve Galaxia from Kirisakin was a success thanks to her making the ultimate sacrifice for it.
  • Missing Mom: Like Knuckle Joe's father, she's been long dead by the events of the anime, having been slain by Kirisakin many years prior. Nevertheless, she's been remembered by Meta Knight as a great Galaxy Soldier.
  • Posthumous Character: Many years prior to the events of the show, she made her sacrifice to make the mission to recover Galaxia a success, and was slain by Kirisakin in the process.

    Octacon 
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The first of many monsters to appear, this gigantic monster was responsible for eating up the sheep in Cappy Town. It disguised itself as King Dedede's pet.

First appearance: Episode 1

Tropes associated with Octacon:

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It disguises itself as an innocent small pet octopus to avoid capture but its true form is humongous.
  • Canon Immigrant: Makes an unexpected surprise appearance as one of Adeleine's paintings in Kirby Star Allies.
  • Death Glare: It gives one to Tiff, along with luminous green eyes, when she stares at it with suspicions.
  • Flunky Boss: Octacon can spawn small versions of itself resembling its disguise as a means of attack.
  • Funnel-Mouthed Cephalopod: Octacon has the common "octapus with a funnel mouth" design, and breathes fire out of said mouth.
  • Mind Manipulation: Brainwashes Dedede through hypnotizing eyes and mind-controls him into chasing after Kirby with his mallet.
  • Playing with Fire: Octacon can breathe fire, and its miniature versions can set themselves ablaze.
  • Starter Villain: The first villain Kirby fights.
  • Tentacled Terror: A gigantic, fire-breathing and very dangerous octopus.
  • Warm-Up Boss: It was the first monster to be faced by Kirby when he crash-landed in Cappy Town, and it was defeated easily by him. This was also where he demonstrated his ability to inhale enemy attacks and copy their abilities.
  • Villain Opening Scene: Internationally, the first episode of the anime opens with this thing eating up a bunch of sheep! The original Japanese Cold Open, which consisted of Kirby entering Pop Star, plays after the theme song internationally.
  • Your Head Asplode: Surprisingly, this is seemingly how it ultimately dies. As Fire Kirby launches a jet of fire at it, a massive cloud of smoke suddenly blasts out of its head. In the following scene where it is blasted off into space, only its tentacles are seen.

    Yamikage 
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Yamikage was once an ally of the Star Warriors and Galaxy Soldier Army who served as a member of its Ninja Special Forces unit. However, for some unknown, unexplained reason, he betrayed his former comrades to join Nightmare Enterprises. In the present, he was sent by N.M.E. to aid King Dedede in stealing back Benikage's failing report card, which everyone in Cappy Town thought was a ninja scroll.

First appearance: Episode 24

Tropes associated with Yamikage:

  • Blow You Away: His Fujin no Jitsu attack has him blowing wind at enemies from his hands.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's garbed in a dark grey ninja outfit and he turned traitor against the Galaxy Soldier Army to side with Nightmare Enterprises.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite having betrayed the Star Warriors to join Nightmare Enterprises, he has a code of honor that forbids him to steal things except for ninja scrolls, as shown when he tells Dedede and Escargoon that he's not a thief.
  • Expy: His outfit makes him somewhat resemble Bio Spark.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Betrayed the Star Warriors and sided with Nightmare Enterprises for unknown reasons.
  • Ninja: He's a very skilled one in contrast to the clumsy Benikage, and it takes Ninja Kirby's own skills to defeat him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's got red eyes and he's on the side of N.M.E.
  • Smug Snake: He's very talented as a ninja warrior, but he tends to get cocky and sarcastic, which often leads him to underestimate whatever foes he picks fights with. So naturally, Ninja Kirby kicks his ass.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He didn't know that Ninja Kirby could use ninja teleportation until the very moment he attempted to stab him after having knocked him off his feet with a Fujin no Jitsu technique. Kirby then took him by surprise with his Ninja Drop technique.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After Kirby defeats him as Ninja Kirby, Yamikage flees and vows to get revenge on both him and Meta Knight someday, but he never returns again, and it's currently unknown what happened to him after that last encounter of his with both of them, so he remains a mystery.

    Wolf Wrath (Chilidog) 
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One of Nightmare Enterprises' most powerful monsters, who also had a hand in the event where Sword Knight and Blade Knight became loyal subordinates of Meta Knight. When Meta Knight steps in to protect Kirby, it paralyzes him, leaving Sword and Blade to fight to defeat it with Kirby's help.

First appearance: Episode 26

Tropes associated with Wolfwrath:

  • Berserk Button: Wolf Wrath does not like to be trained. Anyone who tries to train it will get burned by it as a result, as the NME Salesguy explains to Dedede.
  • Bowdlerise: In Japanese, it was stated that Wolfwrath was said to be born in the fires of Hell. This was removed in the international versions.
  • Dub Name Change: Chilidog in Japanese.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: It is capable of spewing fireballs and setting fires to fuel its power, and it happens to be one of Nightmare's most powerful and ferocious monsters.
  • Fangs Are Evil: It embedded one of its teeth in Meta Knight's forehead, paralyzing him as a result. That fang disappeared after Wolfwrath was destroyed by Sword Kirby using Galaxia.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: And they provide it with heat vision and the ability to see through smoke.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Kirby cut it cleanly in two with a Sword Beam from Galaxia after it was weakened in the water.
  • Hellhound: Only in the original Japanese has it been said to have originated from the fires of Hell itself.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Is much darker than the average Monster of the Week, with no comedic traits and the entire episode being defeating it.
  • Logical Weakness: Since Wolf Wrath is a fire-based monster, its one weakness naturally happens to be water. Getting touched by it even once causes it to feel pain from it.
  • Playing with Fire: Not only can it breathe fire, it can also set fires to re-energize itself and get the strength for its attacks.
  • Savage Wolves: A fire-breathing one that immediately goes out of control the minute it's bought by King Dedede, after which it starts to destroy much of his castle, eventually giving him a change of heart and leading him to throw it out by having everyone spray all the fires set by it with water, which also happens to be Wolfwrath's one weakness.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Wolfwrath apparently has a violent and destructive frame of mind. It immediately goes berserk not long after King Dedede finishes downloading it, and the first thing it does is blow a hole in the wall behind his throne and then run away from him through that hole. It soon begins to wreck much of the castle much to his displeasure, and when he voices his refusal for it to do so, the NME Salesguy replies that Wolfwrath hates being trained and will attack anyone who tries to break it.
  • The Worf Effect: Paralyzed Meta Knight, an experienced veteran Star Warrior, with a fang embedded into his forehead. As realized by Sword Knight and Blade Knight, the only way to remove the paralysis is to defeat Wolfwrath.

    Windwhipper (Kazaguru) 
A windmill-like monster ordered up by King Dedede to expose Sir Gallant as a fraud. He says he recognizes it as a villain from his past.

First appearance: Episode 54

Tropes associated with Windwhipper:

  • Blow You Away: It can spin the blades around its eye to create gusts of wind.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: This thing easily hands Sir Gallant's butt to him on a plate before using the mirrors on the backs of its windmill blades to expose him to himself as the fool he made himself to be. Immediately afterwards, though, Mirror Kirby steps in to mop the floor with it just as easily as it did with Sir Gallant.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Mirror Kirby finishes it off; he uses Mirror Cut to slice it cleanly in two.
  • No Mere Windmill: It's a windmill-shaped monster from NME.
  • Punny Name: Its Japanese name is a play on "Kazaguruma", which means "Windmill".
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: In addition to its wind powers, it can also fire a seemingly endless stream of shuriken from its "hands".
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Its eye in the center of its windmill blades is colored yellow, and it bested Sir Gallant not once, but twice - the second time to help Dedede get revenge on him.

    Kirisakin 
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The legendary beast that guarded Galaxia in a dark cave until Meta Knight and Garlude retrieved it in the latter's ultimate sacrifice, Kirisakin is one of Nightmare's most powerful monsters. It seeks to reclaim Galaxia for its master Nightmare.

First appearance: Episode 60

Tropes associated with Kirisakin:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Kirisakin has scythes for hands, which are capable of cutting even the hardest of stones, as demonstrated during its fight against Sword Kirby.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: It's a primate with purple fur with pink stripes running down its back.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The scythes on the ends of its arms act as its claws, and if broken, they can regenerate quickly, unless Kirisakin is killed, that is (which happens thanks to Sword Kirby using the Galaxia Sword Beam).
  • Dual Wielding: Despite its lack of an actual sword, it provides remarkable swordplay with its pair of scythes for hands.
  • Fangs Are Evil: It has four fangs in its maw.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: As with most of the monsters that were defeated by Sword Kirby, Kirisakin met his doom by being cut in half with a Sword Beam - in this case, Kirby did it through Galaxia, like he did against WolfWrath. Impressively, it survived for a few seconds after being ran through, since he lowers his scythes to examine them and growls in a confused tone as to why they are not regenerating. This is in contrast to a few others who fell this way, who appeared to die instantly.
  • Healing Factor: Kirisakin's scythe-like claws can regenerate any time they're broken.
  • Horns of Villainy: It has a single large horn on its forehead.
  • Killer Gorilla: It's a massive ape-like creature that killed Garlude many years prior to the events of the show, and is known to be the only monster actually shown to kill someone on-screen, complete with Dead-Hand Shot.
  • The Juggernaut: The beast is absolutely determined to reclaim Galaxia no matter what gets in its way; every attempt to stop it barely slows it down, and it viciously attacks relentlessly. Even Sword Kirby couldn't defeat it on his own, with Kirisakin eventually breaking his sword after a particularly powerful attack. It very nearly succeeds in getting Galaxia until Meta Knight hits it in the head with a well-aimed shot from Sirica's sword bazooka-launcher, allowing Kirby to use Galaxia to finally cut it in half.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Kirisakin is very agile despite its size, enabling it to dodge most projectiles with ease, and it can tank all kinds of attacks as well, even a stab to its shoulder from Garlude's sword and later Silica's transforming weapon. It even survives being run through by the Galaxia Sword Beam long enough to examine its broken scythes and express confusion as to why they aren't regenerating seconds before it splits in half and explodes.
  • Meaningful Name: Its name is based on the Japanese word kirisake, which means to tear/rip apart, referring to its absurdly sharp scythes that it uses to fight.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Its fur is purple and it's one of the most powerful monsters in Nightmare's army, even proving itself to be a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Sinister Scythe: Has these for hands, and they can regenerate if broken.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives a devilish smirk after its scythe that Sword Kirby broke regenerates.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has orange eyes.
  • The Worf Effect: Bested Sirica after the latter had just defeated Meta Knight and knocked Galaxia out of his hands, then went on to break Sword Kirby's regular sword after having defeated Sword Knight and Blade Knight as well.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Its scythe-like hands can be broken, but can regenerate instantly - unless it's destroyed, that is.

    Lobzilla (Ebizou) 
A monster appearing only in the two-part 3D short, resembling a lobster with elephant-like features.

First appearance: Kirby 3D

Tropes associated with Lobzilla:

  • An Ice Person: In its small form, its breath from its trunk can freeze anything. In its enlarged state, the ice clouds it spits contain icy-blue baby lobsters, which Kirby gains the Kabuki ability from.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Quickly demolishes Fire Kirby not long after the transformation.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Lobzilla can fly after transforming into its gigantic form.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Lobzilla is already plenty strong in its small form, being able to send Kirby flying with a potent punch from one of its claws and toppling one of King Dedede's castle pillars with a tackle. Despite the size of its giant form, it can fly very quickly in that form too, and it's strong and tough in said form too.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Lobzilla resembles a lobster with elephant-like features, including a trunk and two tusks. Its "ears" look similar to an elephant's, too.

Alternative Title(s): Kirby Of The Stars

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